3 Issues Fixed By Breast Implant Revision

Breast Implants Breast augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries available. Everyone deserves to feel comfortable and confident in their body, and breast implants are a great tool for women to achieve that. However, breast implants don’t always turn out the way you may have hoped. Thankfully, breast implant revision can help restore your implants and get you toward your body goals. Let’s explore what issues a breast implant revision can correct.

Change In Size

Sometimes, a change in size may be necessary for a breast implant. This could be because of weight loss, weight gain, childbirth, or a woman may decide that the current size isn’t right for her anymore.

Ruptured or Leaking Silicone Gel Implants

Breast implants are physical products like everything else and have a shelf life. Eventually, implants will degrade, and leaking or rupturing can happen. This is especially true for early generations of silicone gel implants that were made out of a thinner silicone shell with a less consistent fluid-like gel. These ruptured implants can deform the shape of the breast and will need to be replaced.

Capsular Contracture

When a breast implant is put into the body, a pocket of scar tissue will naturally form around it. This allows the implant to remain in place and respond similarly to natural tissue. However, this scar tissue can become hard and dense in rare circumstances. This is called capsular contracture and happens when the body produces an excess of scar tissue around the implant. Breast implant revision can be used to remove the excess scar tissue and allow the breast implant to act as intended. This is often called a capsulotomy or a capsulectomy in more extensive procedures.

Is a Breast Implant Revision Right for You?

At the end of the day, the only person who can make that choice is you. However, Dr. Marc J. Salzman provides comprehensive consultations for every procedure to give you the best information for you to make an informed decision about your body. Dr. Salzman has over two decades of experience and is an award-winning plastic surgeon who brings expertise and care to every procedure. If you’re considering a breast implant revision, then contact Dr. Salzman’s office at 502-425-5200 today.

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